wireless charging

Sony announces Z3, Z3v for T-Mobile, Verizon

Today, Sony has offically unveiled their Xperia Z3 smartphone to the world. The natural iteration in their flagship lineup, the Xperia Z3 has at least one unique thing going for it. Sony will be bringing their handset to T-Mobile, which is something they’ve been doing for some time. We’re used to that, but with the Xperia Z3, Sony has figured out carriers a bit better, and will truck a variant over to Verizon, too. That Verizon model will also have one unique feature the other won’t.

Energous WattUp tech promises true wireless charging

Anyone who has smartphone or tablet knows that having to fiddle with wires to charge can be annoying. There are wireless charging solutions on the market that allow you to flop your smartphone on a charge pad and power up without having to plug a wire in. What we would all love to see is true wireless charging where your phone can be topped off while you hold it in your hand and walk around the home or office.

CYSPO Omnistation: first wired and wireless charging device

Does your desk or room look like a snake pit because of all the wires criss-crossing in just one extension to charge various devices? A crowd-funded project has come up with what is supposedly the first charging dock that has both wired and wireless capabilities with the CYSPO Omnistation. With the device you can charge your smartphones, tablets, power banks, smartwatches, wearables, etc, all at the same time.

Revocharge is a magnetic wireless charging system for phones

Fiddling with wires when it comes to charging your device can get very annoying. There are plenty of wireless charging systems on the market today and a new one has turned up on Kickstarter called Revocharge. The Revocharge system has multiple mounts to allow for wireless charging in different settings.

PowerSquare charges multiple devices from anywhere in the pad

The days of wall chargers for devices are dwindling down, as more and more consumers have multiple gadgets and are constantly mobile (not to mention the battery drain since we use these gadgets a lot). PowerSquare is the latest entry into the wireless charging market and it lets you power multiple devices and place it anywhere in the pad, freeing you from the few seconds it will take you to dock a gadget properly.

Qi spec to include resonance for long distance charging

Wireless charging, once seen simply as an eccentricity, is becoming more common as more devices and accessories advertise the feature. Taking the widely-used Qi standard to the next level, the Wireless Power Consortium (WPC) revealed what's in store in the upcoming version 1.2 of the specification: resonant charging or the ability to charge a device without having it lie directly on the charging plate.

AT&T LG G3 eschews Qi, goes with PMA wireless charging

We are somewhat used to having variations between carriers or regional markets, but there are times when the differences are just plain ridiculous. The LG G3 supports wireless charging, via a special back cover accessory, using the Qi wireless charging standard in all but one instance. AT&T has chosen, against all odds, to go with the competing standard, the Power Matters Alliance's (PMA) standard.

LG G3 global rollout starts June 27 in Asia, EMEA in July

LG's premium flagship, which has unsurprisingly enjoyed popularity and good sales in Korea, will soon be launching in other parts of the globe. The LG G3 will first make its stop in Hong Kong, Indonesia, Singapore, and the Philippines starting this Friday, before heading out to the rest of Asia, Europe, and the Middle East sometime in July.

Starbucks to have wireless charging through Duracell Powermat

Coffee shops are more than just about drinking coffee nowadays. It’s a place to talk and hang-out with friends, read a book on your own, and yes, to kill time while charging your gadgets. That will get even easier as Starbucks announced a national roll-out at their stores the ability to wirelessly charge their phones through the technology of Duracell Powermats, making the race to find a wall socket in the store a thing of the past.
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